Lizzy Banks out with pericarditis after COVID-19

Lizzy Banks (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) during Dwars door Vlaanderen
Lizzy Banks (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) during Dwars door Vlaanderen (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Lizzy Banks (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) revealed on her Instagram page that she has been struggling with pericarditis as a side-effect of a COVID-19 infection this spring. The 31-year-old has not raced since Dwars door Vlaanderen and expects to be out for another two to four weeks.

"Lots of you have been asking when I'll be racing which is an excellent question which I'd also like the answer to," Banks wrote. "Been on total standstill since after Dwars Door Vlaanderen when difficulty breathing and worsening chest pain led to a diagnosis of pericarditis."

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